Bug#485559: Re: consistent tftpboot directory location [RFC]
On Thu, Jun 12, 2008 at 11:07:32PM -0700, Russ Allbery wrote:
> Franklin PIAT <email@example.com> writes:
> > Steve Langasek pointed out that the location /srv/tftp could be used,
> > but no package should provide any file in it. I consider this would
> > defeat the purpose of having a standard location (pxelinux.0 and
> > elilo.efi couldn't be dropped by respective packages). Also, Russ
> > Allbery argued that using /srv/* might violate the FHS. So I've
> > switched to /var/lib/tftpboot.
> For the record, I found Steve's argument convincing, but indeed, you'd
> have to stop shy of shipping files in that path. You *could*, however,
> query for the tftp root and symlink files there, although I don't know if
> tftp servers follow symlinks.
As an example, I would love if the netboot debian-installer was
available as a debian package.
> I'm not horribly fond of shipping files in /var/lib either, but... there
> aren't a lot of great options here, I understand. It's very similar to
> the problem with configuring web applications.
In any case we should adopt a policy consistent with the web
Imagine a large red swirl here.